State and Regional News

Vehicle emissions testing ends in Franklin County July 1

• Air quality improvements decrease in ground-level ozone make goal a reality
            Beginning July 1, owners of vehicles registered in Franklin County no longer need an emissions test to register their vehicles. The Missouri Air Conservation Commission adopted an amendment to the state regulation in January 2022.

Missouri aeronautical chart available

            The 2022-2023 Missouri Aeronautical Chart has been updated and is now available to pilots and other aviation enthusiasts.

Governor signs House Bill 2005, expanding property rights protections in Missouri 

On Friday, during the Missouri Cattlemen's Association's annual Steak Fry Dinner, Governor Mike Parson signed House Bill (HB) 2005 into law. HB 2005 expands protections under the law for Missouri's farm and ranch families in certain eminent domain proceedings. 

Federal program can help provide internet service

            The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. This new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service.

Governor signs HB 2149, six other bills into law

During a signing ceremony at the State Capitol Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson signed seven pieces of legislation into law, including HB 2149, which modifies provisions relating to professional licensing.